This episode of the EPL Talk podcast is a continuation of yesterday’s Major League Soccer talk podcast, where we spent thirty minutes talking to Andy Brassell about the Algerian national team. Algeria is in a World Cup group with both England and the United States. In this, the second half of a discussion I had with Andy last week, we talk about how the Desert Foxes match-up with England, the other challenges England faces in South Africa’s Group C, and some observations on development of English talent from a writer who has spent time on World Football Phone-In, Soccernet, and Soccerlens (to name three of his current distribution points) talking about the game on the continent.
This episode of the EPL Talk podcast is a continuation of yesterday’s Major League Soccer Talk podcast, where we spent thirty minutes talking to Andy Brassell about the Algerian national team, as well as other issues surrounding English football.
Algeria is in a World Cup group with both England and the United States. In this, the second half of a discussion I had with Andy last week, we talk about how the Desert Foxes match-up with England, the other challenges England faces in South Africa’s Group C, and some observations on development of English talent from a writer who has spent time on World Football Phone-In, Soccernet, and Soccerlens (to name three of his current distribution points) talking about the game on the continent.
Don’t forget that the EPL Talk Podcast is the only Premier League interview and analysis podcast available for free. In the past few weeks, we’ve interviewed legends of the game such as Steve McManaman, Efan Ekoku, Martin Chivers and Robbie Earle as well as experts such as Declan Hill, Simon Kuper, Misha Sher, Matt Dickinson, Andy Brassell and many others. Why pay $40 a year to rival podcasts when you can subscribe to the EPL Talk Podcast for FREE featuring interviews with the biggest names in football?
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